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further business before us today? >> that concludes our business for today. >> we are adjourned. thank you, everyone. [ gavel ] >> they tend to come up here and drive right up to the vehicle and in and out of their car and
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into the victim's vehicle, i would say from 10-15 seconds is all it takes to break into a car and they're gone. yeah, we get a lot of break-ins in the area. we try to -- >> i just want to say goodbye. thank you. >> sometimes that's all it takes. >> i never leave anything in my car. >> we let them know there's been a lot of vehicle break-ins in this area specifically, they target this area, rental cars or vehicles with visible items. >> this is just warning about vehicle break-ins. take a look at it. >> if we can get them to take it with them, take it out of the cars, it helps.
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>> this week at public works we came together to celebrate another construction milestone, fire station number five. a walk and bike through the neighborhood. lunar new year is just around the corner. >> hi, i'm director of public works. we are leaving city hall area and heading to chinatown to go look at all the work that public works and the other city departments are doing in preparation for the upcoming chinese new year. ♪ >> graffiti is a big problem right now. >> yeah, we need to make sure we do something about that. that makes my eyes hurt. the devil is in the details.
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so all the little things, that's what makes things look good. but right here is not a pleasant sightseeing planters with no plants and graffiti. we can make chinatown look really nice. >> the demands of the community in terms of sanitation, making sure things are clean, working, making sure the safety is being addressed, all the things that people take for granted in neighborhoods like this, there's a lot more need because there's a lot more people. ♪ >> making that thing look all right. how are you doing brother? that's okay. how is it going? things are looking nice. you're getting them touched up. all right. that's nice. ♪
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okay linda. >> much better. >> get your gloves on. i need the brush. where's the brush? >> where's the scrubber. >> yeah. what are you guys going to do here? >> we're going to fix all the white marks, a patch here and a patch here. >> it looks like you have to do the whole thing. >> it's used -- [indiscernible]
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>> i grew up in africa in nigeria, the culture of the chinese community of sharing and eating fresh food, it's very important. it's similar to nigeria. and then just the culture of people working together, community, very reflective of a community i grew up in. ♪ ♪ >> beautiful mural. look at this.
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nice. the dra >> let me begin by saying good afternoon to everyone. i am mohammed nuru, the director of public works. i want to thank everyone for joining us today to celebrate this construction milestone of station number five. it brings me great joy to honor the progress made on this tremendous project located here in the west end neighborhood. this will deliver a crucial piece of city infrastructure to
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thousands of nearby businesses, residents and visitors. our agency, public works, is proud to have designed a modern fire station that is expected to exceed national accreditation standards and serve the essential needs of our first responders. it may not look like it yet, in less than a year's time, a seismically sound fire station will be standing in this very place. it is true public works fashion, the project team has been working hard to ensure this facility will be delivered in timely and fiscally responsible manner. on time and on budget. with that said, it's important that i think the entire public works staff, our project team led by our city architect,
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project managers and i want to thank all the staff from public works who worked on this project. but most importantly i want to thank our construction partner in this, alton construction, leading the project and getting it this far. you'll hear from a lot of speakers about the station itself. it will be the most resillent station of all the fire stations here in san francisco because it is a very well designed facility and will meet all the standards as i said earlier. we have quite a number of speakers. i'll start by introducing the president of the board of supervisors and supervisor of the district london breed. please welcome her. (applause) >> good afternoon everybody.
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thank you all so much for being here today. you know, i have a special love for this fire station because i grew up just a couple of blocks from here. every year, every time i look at this fire station, all i can think about when i was a kid is toys. this is where i actually came on the door that was located on turk street, that's where we went to pick up our toys during the christmas holiday because of the firefighters toy program. and so i know tom o'connor who is the president of local 798 is here, thank you for continuing that program and your leadership in this city. you know, there's another reason i love this place is because many of the men and women behind me, this is where they work every single day and my aunt, who was mentally disabled, she would come here all the time. sometimes she would be in a good mood and compliment the guys especially and talk about how
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handsome they were, but sometimes she had difficult times and the people at station five treated her like family, they took care of her, and i know who is our deputy chief was a captain here during that time, they love michel so very much and i want to thank you for taking care of my aunt and being there for her. this is really a family, and the folks here, they save lives every single day and take care of this community and love this community. so this station is really not just a gift to our city, it's to demonstrate to the men and women of this department, we want to make sure they have a great station, a station that works for them. a station that is state of the art so they can do the job they're doing for our citizens and city and county of san francisco. i want to say thank you to all the folks working on this, to alton for their work on the construction project, moving on
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time and on budget thus far. and thank you mohammed nuru for leading construction projects all over the city, i know they're not always on time and budget but that's okay, we'll get to that another day. and our chief will be saying a few words later and our commissioners. this station is going to be a jewel in the city, it's the station we deserve for our residents. i look forward to being here and cutting the ribbon when we open in one year. take care. (applause) >> thank you supervisor breed. and also i have to say from the bottom of my heart, the last few weeks have been very difficult for all of us. london woke up in the middle of the night and took over the city and really did an excellent job. let's give her a hand for that. (applause) now i want to introduce our
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partner who has worked with us from the beginning all over our city, whether it's trying to work on systems, whether it's remodelling fire stations or building new fire stations, leading the effort of going through the whole effort to make sure we have resillant structures and the correct tools that the fire department needs to do its job, welcome chief hayes-white. >> good afternoon everyone. the job is looking great. first and foremost, i want to acknowledge four of our five fire commissioners that are here. the fire commission is under the direction of president cleveland. thank you for your support every
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step of the way. (applause) as director nuru eluded to, there's been a lot of change and difficulty in the past several weeks and i would like to also acknowledge the great vision and support always of public safety that mayor ed lee had, if not for mayor lee we would most likely not be standing here. i want to acknowledge mayor lee and certainly president breed, this is near and dear to her heart. this is a vital part of this neighborhood and community. we are all very excited about it. so thank you president breed for being here. and certainly it is a partnership. i have a lot of respect and admiration to my colleague, director of public works, there's a phenomenal team, all
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those standing here. thank you for what you do. and i want to acknowledge tom o'connor, vigilant making sure we have healthy safe work places and the men and women standing behind me, members of this very station looking forward -- many drive by each day to look at the progress of the station. hat's off to alton construction. these are the men and women who will be working out of the station, led by the assistant chief here at this division house. we only have two division houses in the city, one at 19th and the other right here. it's a vital part of our operation. assistant chief is with us and the members assigned to engine five, truck five and battalion five, who by the way are still at work, reassigned to local stations. i just wanted to say thank you,
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great job and we look forward to cutting the ribbon as president breed said. appreciate it. (applause) >> we all know no project happens without the partnership of the actual contractor. so we're going to ask the contractor from alton construction to come up and say a few words. i will tell you, i have made quite a number of visits to the site during constructions and some of the beams and bolts are the largest and strongest i have seen in construction. being built, i know this is not going anywhere. welcome. come say a few words. (applause) >> they don't usually let us talk at these things. rolling the dice with that one. i'm the vice president of
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operations for alton construction. we are the general contractor on this project obviously. for the last 20 plus years we have operated almost exclusively in the public sector, schools, police stations and obviously fire stations. when our group -- when i said i was going to say a few things, i thought about the common stuff, site constraints like working in a big city and it occurred to me that the aspects of this project are not particularly unique at least for me. this is what we do every day. we work in this environment. and the truth is, the materials that go into a building like this are not often the reason a project like this is successful. it's much more often due to the personalities and work ethic of the people on the ground working on this every day. so you know -- sorry -- i'm
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happy to have the opportunity to say that the group of architects, engineers and project managers i work with every day out here, sort of lower level are of the highest caliber. you know, the architects who are here, the engineers are here. shawn o'brien, the engineers, i'm not sure if they're here. and captain mcfarland, the fire department representation at our weekly meetings. so to say that i have been impressed with this group's professionalism would be a dramatic understatement. we operate in the nine bay area counties and have hit every corner of every county and i can
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say without uncertainty this group is exceptional without question. they're workers, they're not delegators. they get into the problem and get us what we need every day to keep going. we haven't always agreed on everything. this isn't a fairy tail but the group has been fair and direct with us every single time and it's not as common as you might think. i for one am excited to be part of this team and on behalf of our small team, the superintendent, project engineer without whom i would be under water on this job. bob and shannon alton, disappointed they can't be here today and on behalf of our entire alton construction family, congratulations to all stakeholders on the milestone and a special thanks to the people i work with every day. it's been a real pleasure so far
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and i'm looking forward to a strong finish. (applause) >> thank you andrew. and all those guys you name are from public works. this project was from a scratch to getting out to contract was done in-house and speaks to the capability of what the public works department can do, it wasn't like that many years ago. now we have healthy projects and we're proud of that. the next part of the event, we're going to sign a beam. we do have markers that all of the guests can sign. but before i do that, on behalf of public works i want to say thank you to all the men and women of the fire department who protect us and make sure our city runs smooth every day. (applause) thank you, thank you all of you. supervisor breed, commissioners, we have pens over there, if you can start the signing process on the beam. we will sign the beam and allow
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everybody to go back to work. yes, sign. ♪ ♪.
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>> my name is naomi kelly the single-story for the 775 i started with the city and county in 1996 working for the newly elected mayor willie brown, jr. not only the chief of staff a woman but many policy advisors that were advising him everyday their supportive and nourished and sponsored united states and excited about the future. >> my name is is jack listen and the executive director of a
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phil randolph institution our goal to have two pathways to sustaining a family here in san francisco and your union jobs are stroen to do that i have this huge way to work with the community members and i think i found my calling i started in 1996 working for willie brown, jr. i worked in he's mayor's office of housing in the western edition and left 3 years went to law school of san francisco state university and mayor brown asked me to be the director of the taxicab commission and through the process i very much card by the contracting process and asked me townhouse the city purchaser and worked with me and i became the
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deputy administrator and . >> having trouble struggling to make ends meet folks will not understand what importance of voting is so we decided to develop our workforce development services after a couple of years offering pathways to sustainable jobs. >> (clapping.) >> we've gotten to a place to have the folks come back and have the discussion even if participation and makes sense we do public services but we also really build strong communities when i started this job my sons were 2 and 5 now 9 and 6 i think so the need to be able to take a call from the principal of school i think that brings a whole new appreciation to being understanding of the work life balance. >> (clapping.) >> i have a very good team around me we're leader in the country when it comes to paid and retail and
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furiously the affordable-care act passed by 3079 we were did leaders for the healthcare and we're in support of of the women and support. >> in my industry i feel that is male dominated a huge struggle to get my foot in the door and i feel as though that definitely needs to change this year needs to be more opportunities for i don't know women to do what tell me dream i feel that is important for us to create a in fact, network of support to young people young women can further their dreams and most interested in making sure they have the full and whatever they need to make that achieveable. >> education is important i releases it at my time of san
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mateo high ii come back to the university of san francisco law school and the fact i passed the bar will open up many more doors because i feel a curve ball or an where you can in the way can't get down why is this in my way we have to figure out a solution how to move forward we can't let adversity throw in th >> we think over 50 thousand permanent residents in san francisco eligible for citizenship by lack information and resources so really the project is not about citizenship
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but really academy our immigrant community. >> making sure they're a part of what we do in san francisco the san francisco pathway to citizenship initiative a unique part of just between the city and then our 5 local foundations and community safe organizations and it really is an effort to get as many of the legal permanent residents in the san francisco since 2013 we started reaching the san francisco bay area residents and 10 thousand people into through 22 working groups and actually completed 5 thousand applications for citizenship our cause the real low income to moderate income resident in san francisco and the bayview
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sometimes the workshops are said attend by poem if san mateo and from sacking. >> we think over restraining order thousand legal permanent residents in san francisco that are eligible for citizenship but totally lack information and they don't have trained professionals culturally appropriate with an audience you're working with one time of providing services with pro bono lawyers and trained professionals to find out whether your eligible the first station and go through a purview list of questions to see if they have met the 56 year residents arrangement or they're a u.s. citizenship they once they get through the screening they go to legal communication to see
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lawyers to check am i eligible to be a citizen we send them to station 3 that's when they sit down with experienced advertising to fill out the 4 hundred naturalization form and then to final review and at the end he helps them with the check out station and send them a packet to fill and wait a month to 6 weeks to be invited in for an oral examine and if they pass two or three a months maximum get sworn in and become a citizen every single working groups we have a learning how to vote i mean there are tons of community resources we go for citizenship
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prep classes and have agencies it stays on site and this is filing out forms for people that are eligible so not just about your 22 page form but other community services and benefits there's an economic and safety public benefit if we nationalize all people to be a citizen with the network no objection over $3 million in income for those but more importantly the city saves money $86 million by reducing the benefit costs. >> thank you.
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>> i've been here a loventh i already feel like an american citizen not felt it motorbike that needs to happen for good. >> one day - i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, for liberty and justice for all. >> you're welcome. >> (singing). >> (clapping.) >> introduce the san francisco field officer director ribbon that will mirror the oath raise
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your hand and repeat the oath i hereby declare on oath repeating. >> citizens cry when they become citizenship to study this difficult examine and after two trials they come back i'm an american now we're proud of that purpose of evasion so help me god please help me welcome seven hundred and 50 americans. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> she wants to be part of the country and vote so much puppy.
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>> you know excited and as i said it is a long process i think that needs to be finally recognized to be integrated that is basically, the type of that i see myself being part of. >> out of everybody on tv and the news he felt that is necessary to be part of community in that way i can do so many things but my voice wouldn't count as it counts now. >> it's everybody i hoped for a bunch of opportunities demographics and as you can see yourself
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there's a good life for everyone. >> that's why. >> you have people from all the walks that life and they're standing in water 8 hours to be an american citizen and contribute to the city and that's really what makes this worthwhile. >> ♪ ♪ -
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>> tenderloin is unique neighborhood where geographically place in downtown san francisco and on every street corner have liquor store in the corner it stores pretty much every single block has a liquor store but there are impoverishes grocery stores i'm the co-coordinated of the healthy corner store collaboration close to 35 hundred residents 4 thousand are children the medium is about $23,000 a year so a low income neighborhood many new immigrants and many people on fixed incomes residents have it travel outside of their neighborhood to assess fruits and vegetables it can be
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come senator for seniors and hard to travel get on a bus to get an apple or a pear or like tomatoes to fit into their meals my my name is ryan the co-coordinate for the tenderloin healthy store he coalition we work in the neighborhood trying to support small businesses and improving access to healthy produce in the tenderloin that is one of the most neighborhoods that didn't have access to a full service grocery store and we california together out of the meeting held in 2012 through the major development center the survey with the corners stores
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many stores do have access and some are bad quality and an overwhelming support from community members wanting to utilities the service spas we decided to work with the small businesses as their role within the community and bringing more fresh produce produce cerebrothe neighborhood their compassionate about creating a healthy environment when we get into the work they rise up to leadership. >> the different stores and assessment and trying to get them to understand the value of having healthy foods at a reasonable price you can offer people fruits and vegetables and healthy produce they can't afford it not going to be able to allow it so that's why i want to get involved and we just make sure that there are alternatives to
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people can come into a store and not just see cookies and candies and potting chips and that kind of thing hi, i'm cindy the director of the a preif you believe program it is so important about healthy retail in the low income community is how it brings that health and hope to the communities i worked in the tenderloin for 20 years the difference you walk out the door and there is a bright new list of fresh fruits and vegetables some place you know is safe and welcoming it makes. >> huge difference to the whole environment of the community what so important about retail
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environments in those neighborhoods it that sense of dignity and community safe way. >> this is why it is important for the neighborhood we have families that needs healthy have a lot of families that live up here most of them fruits and vegetables so that's good as far been doing good. >> now that i had this this is really great for me, i, go and get fresh fruits and vegetables it is healthy being a diabetic you're not supposed to get carbons but getting extra food a all carbons not eating a lot of vegetables was bringing up my whether or not pressure once i got on the
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program everybody o everything i lost weight and my blood pressure came down helped in so many different ways the most important piece to me when we start seeing the business owners engagement and their participation in the program but how proud to speak that is the most moving piece of this program yes economic and social benefits and so forth but the personal pride business owners talk about in the program is interesting and regarding starting to understand how they're part of the larger fabric of the community and this is just not the corner store they have influence over their
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community. >> it is an owner of this in the department of interior i see the great impact usually that is like people having especially with a small family think liquor store sells alcohol traditional alcohol but when they see this their vision is changed it is a small grocery store for them so they more options not just beer and wine but healthy options good for the business and good for the community i wish to have for the community i wish to have more - working for the city and county of san francisco
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>> neighborhood in san francisco are also diverse and fascist as the people that inhabitable them we're in north beach about supervisor peskin will give us a tour and introduce is to what think of i i his favorite district 5 e 3 is in the northwest surrounded by the san francisco bay the district is the boosting chinatown oar embarcadero financial district fisherman's wharf exhibit no. north beach telegraph hill and part of union square. >> all of san francisco districts are remarkable i'm
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honored and delighted to represent really whereas with an the most intact district got chinatown, north beach fisherman's wharf russian hill and knob hill and the northwest waterfront some of the most wealthier and inning e impoverished people in san francisco obgyn siding it is ethically exists a bunch of tight-knit neighborhoods people know he each other by name a wonderful placed physically and socially to be all of the neighborhoods north beach and chinatown the i try to be out in the community as much as and i think, being a the cafe eating at the neighborhood lunch place people come up and talk to you, you never have time alone but really it is fun hi, i'm one the owners and is ceo of cafe trespassing in north
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beach many people refer to cafe trees as a the living room of north beach most of the clients are local and living up the hill come and meet with each other just the way the united states been since 1956 opposed by the grandfather a big people person people had people coming since the day we opened. >> it is of is first place on the west that that exposito 6 years ago but anyone was doing that starbuck's exists and it created a really welcoming pot. it is truly a legacy business but more importantly it really at the take care of their community my father from it was formally italy a fisherman and that town very rich in culture and music
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was a big part of it guitars and sank and combart in the evening that tradition they brought this to the cafe so many characters around here everything has incredible stories by famous folks last week the cafe that paul carr tennessee take care from the jefferson starship hung out the cafe are the famous poet lawrence william getty and jack herb man go hung out. >> they work worked at a play with the god fathers and photos he had his typewriter i wish i were here back there it there's a lot of moving parts the meeting spot rich in culture and artists and musicians epic people would talk with you and you'd get.
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>> my name is angela wilson and i'm an owner of the market i worked at a butcher for about 10
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years and became a butcher you i was a restaurant cook started in sxos and went to uc; isn't that so and opened a cafe we have produce from small farms without small butcher shops hard for small farms to survive we have a been a butcher shop since 1901 in the heights floor and the case are about from 1955 and it is only been a butcher shot not a lot of businesses if san francisco that have only been one thing. >> i'm all for vegetarians if you eat meat eat meat for quality and if we care of we're in a losing battle we need to support butcher shops eat less
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we sell the chickens with the head and feet open somebody has to make money when you pay $25 for a chicken i guarantee if you go to save way half of the chicken goes in the enlarge but we started affordable housing depends on it occurred to us this is a male field people said good job even for a girl the interesting thing it is a women's field in most of world just here in united states it is that pay a man's job i'm an encountered woman and raise a son and teach i am who respect woman i consider all women's who work here to be impoverished and strong in san francisco labor is high our cost of good ideas we
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seal the best good ideas the profit margin that low but everything that is a laboring and that's a challenge in the town so many people chasing money and not i can guarantee everybody this is their passion. >> i'm the - i've been cooking mile whole life this is a really, really strong presence of women heading up kitchens in the bay area it is really why i moved out here i think that we are really strong in the destroy and really off the pages kind of thing i feel like women befrp helps us to get back up i'm definitely the only female here i fell in love i love setting up and love knowing were
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any food comes from i do the lamb and that's how i got here today something special to have a female here a male dominated field so i think that it is very special to have women and especially like it is going at it you know i'm a tiny girl but makes me feel good for sure. >> the sad thing the building is sold i'm renegotiating my lease the neighborhood wants us to be here with that said, this is a very difficult business it is a constant struggle to maintain freshness and deal with what we have to everyday it is a very high labor of
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business but something i'm proud of if you want to get a job at affordable housing done nasal you need a good attitude and the jobs on the bottom you take care of all the produce and the fish and computer ferry terminal and work your way up employing people with a passion for this and empowering them to learn
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>> good afternoon, everyone. welcome to the board of supervisors meeting for tuesday, february 6th, 2018. madam clerk, please call the roll. >> thank you, madam president. president breed. cohen? cohen present.

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